It's hard to give advice without a little more detail about what situation you're in... but if you're somewhere that you can put baby in a safe place (crib, stroller, highchair ect) it helps. If you are at home, put baby in a safe spot, and go to another room. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Gather your thoughts and then go back to baby. As long as he/she is safe and secure, it's ok to let them cry for a few minutes so you can re-group. If you're out and about, you can do your best to do the above, but it's not always as easy. try finding a quiet place to sit or at least be alone. The breathing part is what's important. Hold baby and try to sooth him/her by humming or gently patting their back. If you are anxious, baby will be anxious. I hope this helps.. If I'm off base on what you're asking, let me know! I'll re-answer the question!
at 1:00 PM on Jan. 13, 2010